I wanted to draw a Thanksgiving picture, but remembered that pilgrims are not as cool as Native Americans and food, and I'd rather eat food than draw it, so... I looked up a bunch of tribes and their holidays and eventually landed on the Hopi.
HOPI AND THEIR COOL KACHINAS. AAAAGH. They're the wrong tribe for Thanksgiving since they're on almost the exact opposite side of the country, but kachinas are maybe the most inspirational thing ever. Ugh they are so cool I want to learn MOAR. There's not that much info about them online but someone on Tumblr posted a lot of good links to resources here: [link]
So click through and check out those links! There's speculation that the Thanksgiving story was partly/totally made up, but what's real is the cultures and traditions of tons of native peoples who are still kicking around today! Maybe spend November researching a tribe (and pigging out) instead of turning your handprint into a turkey for the 500th time (and pigging out).
(Also if you are ACTUALLY HOPI and want to give me a few pointers, I'm all ears... I don't want to accidentally offend anyone with my goofy drawings! Especially since I kinda want to draw more of these...)